Woman fired for uninstalling 24/7 tracking app from phone, lawsuit claims

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Meet the new boss from hell -- if this lawsuit filed by a former employee of a wire-transfer company is accurate.

Ars Technica has the details:

A Central California woman claims she was fired after uninstalling an app that her employer required her to run constantly on her company issued iPhone—an app that tracked her every move 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Filed in Kern County Superior Court, the lawsuit alleges that plaintiff Myrna Arias was recruited early last year to join Intermex by regional vice president of sales John Stubits. Two months later, Stubits asked all employees to download to their smartphones a GPS-based tracking app called Xora.

After Stubits acknowledged that employees would be monitored while off-duty, the suit says, Arias complained that it was an invasion of privacy. Stubits essentially said tough luck, so Arias uninstalled Xora in late April. She was fired on May 5, her court filing said.

It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.

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